B.C.’s police watchdog is investigating after North Vancouver Mounties shot and killed a person during a weapons and break-in call Saturday evening (Nov. 12).
The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. says officers were called to a townhouse complex in the 3700-block of Hamber Place at about 7:30 p.m. A person had reportedly threatened to hurt someone with a weapon there. The same individual was also believed to have been trying to break into a nearby home.
The IIO says “an interaction followed” and police fired shots at 7:45 p.m. The individual was taken to hospital where they were pronounced dead.
The investigations office hasn’t provided any further details, but will be looking into whether there was any wrongdoing on the part of the RCMP officers. The IIO investigates all officer-involved incidents that results in serious harm or death in B.C.